Patricia Heaton


As Debra Barone, long-suffering wife of Ray Barone (Ray Romano) on the television series "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005), actress Patricia Heaton put a fresh and realistic spin on the role of the sitcom wife, which earned her two Emmy Awards and countless fans. Heaton's popularity, which came after years on stage and in several failed TV series, allowed her to star in and produce several television movies, as well as a string of popular ads for the Albertson's supermarket chain. In 2007, she returned to television opposite Kelsey Grammer in "Back to You" (Fox). Almost as well known for her television work as her outspoken conservative views, Heaton was not one to shy away from expressing views that did not always fly in the liberal city in which she had made a career for herself.


March 4, 1958 in Bay Village, Ohio, United States